Background: Universities have traditionally and historically been designed and viewed as elitist institutions of learning separated from the community. They have always existed as centers of learning with a separate existence from the communities they are supposed to serve. In post-colonial Africa, universities have been called upon to be part of the communities they serve. This means transferring knowledge and skills to the human socioeconomic development efforts in the community.
The webinar is divided into two main topics that revolve around the theme: Reimagining the transformative role of communication in the African university
Webinar description: Will review strategies universities and students can adopt to connect to the community and nation. A key objective is aimed at facilitating among participants on the following proposals:
The university will use or establish, its information infrastructure to interpret and communicate research knowledge for the practical benefit of the community, especially in promoting technologies that will improve rural and urban people’s socioeconomic development.
The university will develop or adopt courses on the eLearnAfrica platform that will give students entrepreneurial skills in the job market or create their own jobs.
The webinar will be interactive, allowing universities that have adopted either or both above objectives to share their experience with others.
Duration: 2 Weeks